Maritime Attractions in Portsmouth
You can buy a ticket that admits you to four attractions: HMS Victory, the Mary Rose, the HMS Warrior 1860, and the Royal Naval Museum. It costs £18 for adults, £16 for seniors, £13 children ages 5 to 15, and £50 for a family ticket (up to two adults, three children). Individual attraction tickets are £12 adult, £10 senior, £8 children aged 5 to 15, and £32 family. Check at the Visitor Centre of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (tel. 023/9283-9766), or you can buy them online at www.historicdockyard.co.uk. The center is open April to October daily 10am to 6pm; November to March daily 10am to 5:30pm.
Sherlock's on His Way
One of the world's greatest collections of memorabilia from author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, was donated to Portsmouth. A 20,000-item collection, worth nearly £2 million, has been donated to the city's Central Library and will go on display at some future date as yet unannounced.
The collection includes a full-size re-creation of the study at 221B Baker St., the fictional address of the detective in London. Doyle once lived in Portsmouth before moving to London. It was in Portsmouth that he wrote A Study in Scarlet in 1887, which introduced Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson.
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